Doc Pauline Croze – Mise À Nu

Doc Pauline Croze, mise à nu

What is it?

The 2020 YouTube video Doc Pauline Croze, Mise À Nu by the YouTube channel Pauline Croze that is a video from the limited edition of Pauline Croze’s 2005 music album Pauline Croze.

What is it about?

This is how Pauline Croze describes this video:

“Pauline Croze, mise à nu ?”

Un film de Didier Varrod réalisé par Didier Varrod et Frédéric Large
Une co-production Absolute Management/Didier Varrod/Wagram Music/France 4


Anne Claverie

Jean-Louis Brossard


Pierre-Yves Romano

Garbis Baharian

Nicolas Preschey

Philippe Zdar

Edith Fambuena

Jean-François Delort

Antoine Léger

Les musiciens

Raphaël Chassin

Antoine Massoni

Jérôme Boirivant


Pauline Croze


Didier Varrod

Photo Anne Claverie (Paris, 2020)

(c) accelera son/Didier Varrod/Wagram Music/France 4

Walking Outside And Virtual Things?

I only barely recorded part of my last dream unfortunately, and so my other dreams are forgotten and most of this dream is forgotten now.

All that I can remember of this dream is that I was walking outside with a group of people.

Part of the dream that I can not remember involved a woman, and maybe someone went missing.

During our journey there were possibly some interesting virtual things that would take place somehow.

My former female classmate DF was among the people in our group, and I remember us talking about our past, about life, et cetera.

I remember us reaching the outside of a building, maybe a tall modern building with a lot of glass walls / windows but I can not remember, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

The end,

-John Jr

Can You Learn To Be Lucky?: Why Some People Seem To Win More Often Than Others

Source: Amazon

What is it?

The 2018 book Can You Learn To Be Lucky?: Why Some People Seem To Win More Often Than Others by Karla Starr.

What is it about?

This is how Goodreads describes this book:

“I don’t know when I’ve been so wowed by a new author”
-Chip Health, co-author of The Power of Moments and Switch

A talented journalist reveals the hidden patterns behind what we call “luck” — and shows us how we can all improve outcomes despite life’s inevitable randomness.

“Do you believe in luck?” is a polarizing question, one you might ask on a first date.

Some of us believe that we make our own luck.

Others see inequality everywhere and think that everyone’s fate is at the whim of the cosmos.

Karla Starr has a third answer: unlucky, “random” outcomes have predictable effects on our behavior that often make us act in self-defeating ways without even realizing it.

In this groundbreaking book, Starr traces wealth, health, and happiness back to subconscious neurological processes, blind cultural assumptions, and tiny details you’re in the habit of overlooking.

Each chapter reveals how we can cultivate personal strengths to overcome life’s unlucky patterns.

For instance:

Everyone has free access to that magic productivity app–motivation.

The problem?

It isn’t evenly distributed.

What lucky accidents of history explain patterns behind why certain groups of people are more motivated in some situations than others?

If you look like an underperforming employee, your resume can’t override the gut-level assumptions that a potential boss will make from your LinkedIn photo.

How can we make sure that someone’s first impression is favorable?

Just as people use irrelevant traits to make assumptions about your intelligence, kindness, and trustworthiness, we also make inaccurate snap judgments.

How do these judgments affect our interactions, and what should we assume about others to maximize our odds of having lucky encounters?

We don’t always realize when the world’s invisible biases work to our advantage or recognize how much of a role we play in our own lack of luck.

By ending the guessing game about how luck works, Starr allows you to improve your fortunes while expending minimal effort.

Final Thoughts

I was working one Saturday in December 2018 at my job at The BP Library at the very end of the work day when a book flew off the shelf from being on display in the beginning of the adult non-fiction section after I had already passed by on my way back to the shelving room because it was about time to go.

I was confused by how this book had flown / flew off the shelf like that, I picked the book up and it was the book Can You Learn To Be Lucky?: Why Some People Seem To Win More Often Than Others (which I did not bother even looking at the title of at the time), and I put the book back on display when I noticed the book next to it on display which was the book Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL’s Guide.

The book Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL’s Guide caught my attention even though it was not the book that flew from the self, I did not even bother looking at the title for that book, and I decided to check out Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL’s Guide because the topic seemed like something that could help me and the other book flying from the shelf was almost like a sign.

My female coworker JB checked the book Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL’s Guide out for me at the front desk, I told her about how the other book had flew off the shelf but it was the book on display next to it that caught my attention, and she suggested that I go back and get the book that flew off the shelf like it was some kind of sign (which was the book Can You Learn To Be Lucky?: Why Some People Seem To Win More Often Than Others) so I did.

I checked out both books, I finished reading the book Eye that my male coworker Mr. JF let me borrow, then I read the book Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL’s Guide, and then I read the book Can You Learn To Be Lucky?: Why Some People Seem To Win More Often Than Others.

This book Can You Learn To Be Lucky?: Why Some People Seem To Win More Often Than Others started as an easy read and it covered more topics in relation to luck than I had expected, which was nice and it reminded me of a more entertaining Sociology lecture from my college days when my favorite college professor Mrs. C taught the Sociology classes that I attended, but near the end this book got a bit repetitive and it felt like it was padded out a bit to make it a bit longer than it should have been.

Even with it becoming more difficult to read at the end, it was still a short book, and overall it was still a pretty easy read with some helpful mentions of some scientific research along with some helpful life advice.

This book basically gives you some life advice that anyone can apply to their lives to increase their luck / chances et cetera in life, and Ms. Starr added a bit of her own personality and style to it.

I am glad that I read this book too like my coworker JB suggested, and so thank you JB for the advice.

The end,

-John Jr

People In My Personal Life Would Respect Me More If I Was A Garbage Man!

It’sAGundam had a video on his other YouTube channel Gundam Redband called People In My Personal Life Would Respect Me More If I Was A Garbage Man! where at 9:53 he starts talking about him trying to get a job as a garbage man because that is all that people thought that he might be able to do / might be good for:

People In My Personal Life Would Respect Me More If I Was A Garbage Man!

The Oswald Family And George Amberson (Jake Epping)

Source: Wikimedia Commons

This dream was once again inspired by me reading some of the book 11/22/63 before going to sleep.

The dream mostly followed Lee Harvey Oswald, Marina Oswald, and George Amberson (Jake Epping).

Lee Oswald was focused on the most as the dream followed some of his life, thoughts, concerns, daydreams, et cetera.

Marina Oswald was possibly the second most focused on dream character, and George (Jake) was the third most focused on character of the dream and he was still spying on the Oswald family.

I possibly had my own thoughts et cetera during the dream, but I got awakened by an alarm.

The end,

-John Jr

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